SPEAKERS:

Magdalene Dratsas

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

bio to come.

 

Stephen Evans
Director, Southern Region, Intelligence Support Branch

Stephen Evans is the Director Intelligence, Southern Region with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Mr Evans is responsible for building the intelligence capability within Victoria and Tasmania and providing operational and tactical intelligence support to the Australian Border Force.

Mr Evans has 18 years law enforcement and intelligence experience. Mr Evans has undertaken roles as a Detective in the Clubs and Vice Squad, London Metropolitan Police (UK), Prison intelligence Co-ordinator, West Australia Police and the Manager, State Intelligence Unit for Victoria Police.

Mr Evans focused his early career in covert policing and investigating human trafficking and child exploitation. For the last 10 years Mr Evans has worked to develop and build intelligence capability.

Border Intelligence the creation, the challenge, the success.

How the merge of Australian Customs and the Department of Immigration has changed the future of border intelligence. 

 

Dr Carl A. Gibson
Director, Executive Impact

Carl GibsonDr Carl Gibson is a Director of Executive Impact, a firm specialising in business transformation, risk, resilience, emergency and crisis management services, and has worked with organisations in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America. He has been a senior executive in government, not-for-profit, academic and corporate sectors. He is a former British Army Officer, and served within New Scotland Yard’s Special Operations Directorate. 

Carl is a respected researcher with over 90 publications, in books, journals and scientific papers: covering fields such as infectious diseases, neuropsychology, safety, security, resilience, risk and emergency management. He is the lead or contributing author on a number of Australian and International Standards including: Risk Management; Security Risk Management; Critical Infrastructure Emergency Risk Management; Business Continuity; Disruption-Related Risk; Fraud and Corruption Control; ISO Standards in emergency management, resilience, exercising, and business continuity; the US Standard for Disasters and Emergencies; and the Singaporean Standard for Business Continuity. He has recently published in books on critical incident exercising; disaster health; and the neuropsychology of professional development.  Some of the outcomes of his research have been adopted in legislation and are included in State and national disaster resilience strategies and frameworks. Carl has developed a number of new approaches for evaluating criticality and vulnerability within critical infrastructure, which are now in use in banking, water, energy, health, transport and emergency management sectors.

Carl was awarded the Emergency Services Foundation Scholarship for work on the neuropsychology of decision making and safety in high risk environments.  As part of this, he worked on US first responder fatality investigations and on deployment with the US Inter Agency Joint Operations Centre.  He has contributed to the development of serious incident investigation methodologies, new approaches for front line safety management, and workforce resilience and stress management strategies for the US Government. 

He holds current positions as the Chair of the Australian Fraud and Corruption Control Standards Committee; Chair of the Australian Standards Subcommittee on Management of Disruption-Related Risk and is a member of the ISO Working Groups for Integrity and Authenticity, for Resilience, and for emergency management; Australian Standards Committees for: Risk Management; Security and Resilience; and for Emergency Planning.  He was a founding member of the National Security Standards Board, and is a former Head of the Australian Delegation to the international committee for Societal Security.  He is also a member of the Australian Neuroscience Society. 

Carl is a certified ETAC Practitioner (techniques in evaluating truth and credibility - used by the FBI) and is an advocate for the application of neuropsychology principles to major investigations. Carl’s current research interests include the basis of organisational failure and resilience, the pathology of major crises and disasters, and the neuropsychology of decision making, particularly relating to loss of attention, bias, misinterpretation, loss of situational awareness and deception. 

On the Intelligence of Intelligence: A Journey Though the Brain 

In recent years the performance of intelligence professionals has been criticised publicly, as number of prominent ‘intelligence failures’ have been blamed for inappropriate decisions made in military and national security operations. Less well publicised, but nevertheless generally present, are the failures to recognise indicators of impending business crises and community disasters, and the inability to make sufficiently timely and appropriate decisions. Such intelligence failures have been variously ascribed to a wide variety of causes few of which actually consider the analyst and decision maker’s core evolutionary advantages and disadvantages – their cognitive and emotional processes.

This presentation will consider how the brain ‘sees’ the world around it, processes that information and creates the context for judgment and decision making. This will be a journey through aspects of neuroscience, neuropsychology, and the manipulation of illusion, distraction and deception that have strong and often unrecognised effects on the performance of the intelligence cycle. The presentation will examine some illustrative case studies and involve participants in live interactive ‘experiments’. 

 

Timothy Green

Subject Matter Expert, Global Public Sector - Justice, Law Enforcement and Border Security, UNISYS 

Tim GreenTim Green is the subject matter expert for intelligence analysis for the justice, law enforcement and border security domains for Unisys Asia Pacific.

Based in Canberra, he draws on a background that spans law enforcement, analytics and a broad ICT experience to understand the problems, challenges and processes that law enforcement and border security agencies operate within to help develop innovative and workable solutions.

Mr Green has more than a decade’s experience in law enforcement and border security as a senior intelligence analyst with the Anti-Corruption Commission in Perth, and an intelligence analyst for the Australian Customs Service.

Before joining Unisys, Mr Green held strategy and architect roles at a range of risk management and strategic intelligence consultancies and software providers including SAI Global, Encompass Corporation, Wynyard Group and Visual Analysis.

Mr Green holds a Graduate Diploma in Criminal Intelligence from Charles Sturt University in Australia.

Breaking down the Barriers: Innovation in Partnership

  • Examine the lessons learned and the opportunities that can be realised when government and industry align to drive innovation
  • Discuss how to decide where to invest, how to socialise your innovation and how to bring it to market
  • Review a case study on confidential data sharing , innovation in practice

Co-presenting with Leif Hanlen.

 

Leif Hanlen

Principal Researcher, Technical Business Development, Data61

Co-presenting with Timothy Green.

   

Suzanne Lockhart, 
Senior Security Consultant, Jacobs

Suzanne LockhartSuzanne is a Criminologist and Criminal Justice professional with over twenty five years extensive public safety and security technology experience from an operational, theoretical and technical perspective. She has an operational background in State and Federal law enforcement, intelligence and counter-terrorism, and is a subject matter expert in biometric technology, facial image analysis, identity crime, CPTED methodology, security innovation, smart card and passport production, criminal justice policy, risk mitigation and strategic consulting.

Suzanne has worked extensively across the public and private sectors both locally and internationally providing technical and business advisory expertise to industries such as; healthcare, education, aviation, maritime, financial services, immigration, border protection, justice, national id programs, corrections, energy, mining, infrastructure, large and small manufacturing and government services.

She has spoken and run workshops at many national security, counter terrorism and biometric technology centric conferences and forums globally, and has published peer reviewed papers within her area of expertise.  

Biometric & Security Technology:  Challenges with Collecting, Sharing & Managing Data for Intelligence

As a consequence of the changing nature of the threat environment, and the rapid advancement of security technology responses, the intelligence industry now faces an array of ever increasing challenges. Technologies such as biometrics and security management systems which gather behavioural, biological and technical data face critical issues. These challenges range from competing policy interests to systems performance, legal, and social considerations, and as such there will be inevitable uncertainty, risk of error and compromise. This presentation elaborates on these themes to provide policy makers, analysts, developers and users a comprehensive overview of the issues.

Co-presenting with Samir Mitha.

 

Karl Mattingly
Chief Executive Officer, Dysrupt Labs 

Karl MattinglyKarl is the founder of Dysrupt Labs [www.dysruptlabs.com] an Anglo-Australian software laboratory. With clients in Australia, the EU and USA, Dysrupt is helping organisations to improve their judgment and decision making by increasing the speed and accuracy of forecasts.  For the past 7 years Dysrupt has done this by using software and training to harness the “wisdom of crowds”. Dysrupt solutions help businesses and government organizations as well as sports teams and not for profits.

Educated in Australia, Asia and the USA, Karl is a CPA with an MBA from New York’s Columbia University with majors in finance & quantitative methods. During a 30 year career as a senior banker and then software developer in Australia and the United States he demonstrated significant expertise in judgment based risk assessment. He has also worked for federal government agencies in both Australia and the USA.

He has lead businesses with over 500 people and profits of more than 100mn; run trading limits of more than 50 Billion; overseen trust assets of more than 200 Billion;  while also successfully conceiving, designing, and launching multiple new products and new lines of business.

Wisdom of Crowds & Madness of Mobs versus Experts

Experts and analysts play a questionable roll in modern tragedies like the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction debacle and the global financial crisis. Specifically, the track record in accurately predicting future events is rarely better than a coin toss.

Karl will talk about using the web and social media and collective intelligence to build more objective and reliable forecasts as an input to decision makers’ deliberations.

 

David Maybin

DXC.technology

David MaybinDavid has lead transformational initiatives across government and business for over twenty years and is involved in changing the way we think of business forever.    His key expertise is the delivery of transformation programs with a focus on people and delivering real business outcomes.

David is recognised as a thought leader in business transformation and is Past President of AIPIO and is currently director at OSIRA (Open Source Intelligence Research Association). David has presented at conferences in Australia and internationally on the impacts on people of transformation, technologies and change. 

Workshop: Breaking Down the Barriers

We live in unprecedented times. The extent of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that affect our lives, our relationships, our organizations, our communities, and the world has reached new levels.   

We live in a world where all things are intricately related and dealing with volatility and uncertainty is rapidly becoming the number one challenge.

Individuals now have the capability to change the social glue of society and the increasing disruptive changes we witness, result from built up tension in the system that is waiting to be released. Trust underpins the way we work and collaborate and this is being transformed by the increase in distributed accountability.

The craft of our professions is needed more than ever. New questions arise for those of us who have the ability, experience, methods and approaches, and who can take the lead in responding to new challenges. So how do we work with this, how do we manage this, what are the new tools we need to be able to operate in this transformational period? 

 

Samir Mitha
Security Consultant, Jacobs Group (Australia) Pty Ltd

Samir MithaSamir is a security and risk professional based in Melbourne who has worked across multiple market sectors servicing various clients ranging from government to private sector projects.

Samir provides security advice to a range of clients based in Victoria and Western Australia. He specialises in security risk assessment, security planning, threat/risk analysis, security investigations, physical security design and electronic security solutions.

Samir’s also has a background in corporate security, previously assisting in the management of broader security risks across a global business’ footprint. This involved the creation of an enterprise operational risk management framework and providing intelligence support  to senior management. Samir also assisted with security planning to support business operations and projects in medium to high risk environments globally.

Biometric & Security Technology:  Challenges with Collecting, Sharing & Managing Data for Intelligence

As a consequence of the changing nature of the threat environment, and the rapid advancement of security technology responses, the intelligence industry now faces an array of ever increasing challenges. Technologies such as biometrics and security management systems which gather behavioural, biological and technical data face critical issues. These challenges range from competing policy interests to systems performance, legal, and social considerations, and as such there will be inevitable uncertainty, risk of error and compromise. This presentation elaborates on these themes to provide policy makers, analysts, developers and users a comprehensive overview of the issues.

Co-presenting with Suzanne Lockhart. 

 

Dr Tim van Gelder Tim van Gelder

Melbourne Enterprise Fellow, University of Melbourne

Dr. Tim van Gelder is an applied epistemologist.  He's currently a Melbourne Enterprise Fellow in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne and a co-leader of the SWARM Project.  He has an academic background in philosophy in cognitive science, but has ventured into consulting (www.vangeldermonk.com) and software development. His work has focused on reasoning and decision making, with a particular attention on structured argumentation. This has from time to time led to interaction with diverse parts of the intelligence community. 

Workshop: Argument Marshalling on the SWARM Platform

This workshop will focus on a promising new  structured analytic technique: Argument Marshalling (AM). We'll explore how AM can be used to represent and clarify sets of arguments in preparation for further critical analysis, or for presentation of arguments in some form such as a written report. The workshop will finish with an introduction to our IARPA funded SWARM Platform, which will facilitate collaborative AM.

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